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Another successful year for ‘Stuff the Bus’

August 30, 2015 The House of Compassion “Stuff the Bus” school supply give-away held Aug. 8 and 10 was a huge success thanks to the community. more »»

A ‘right to assistance’

August 30, 2015 People have a fundamental right to call for help when they are being subjected to domestic abuse. Everyone understands this. more »»

A bias toward illegal immigrants evident

August 29, 2015 My parents taught us girls to treat people with respect, no matter what their station in life. They adopted a Vietnamese family sent here as refugees in the 1970s. A wonderful experience. more »»

A wrong kind of love

August 28, 2015 On occasion, we watch “48 hours.” One night, the show told about a very wealthy, woman who sought a man that would love her. She had married several men before but those marriages didn’t work out. more »»

Stolen lives

August 27, 2015 The Opinion/Editorial section on Sunday, Aug. 23, had a large picture along with the column titled “Civility needed in immigration discussion. more »»

A great day at the state fair

August 27, 2015 I have to respond to Rick Deines’ column published in the Aug. 19 edition. Rick, I went to the fair Monday also and I saw the long line to get tickets to the bus that was going to take me to the fair. more »»

Trump, Sanders shine light on campaign finance

August 18, 2015 I recently wrote a letter to Steve King about ending Citizen’s United and he responded that “Citizen’s United was an expansion of First Amendment rights and he supported i. more »»

Support the arts, economic development

August 18, 2015 In a recent Des Moines Register Op-Ed, John Pappajohn articulately presented the economic case for continued and increased support of the arts in Iowa. more »»

Glass-Steagall, war and Noah

August 11, 2015 I can’t claim that God sent me, just my concern for my country. I’ve known better times, I was three years old when Franklin Roosevelt past the first Glass-Steagall. more »»

Firewood removal at issue

August 11, 2015 Editor’s note: This is a copy of a letter submitted that was submitted to the mayor, city council members and city staff. more »»

Cooking the numbers?

August 11, 2015 If Iowa Lotto worker Eddie Raymond Tipton could fix the Iowa Powerball numbers to try and steal $14 million+ with the winning numbers, who’s to say Iowa’s voting numbers haven’t been cooked... more »»

A child and the preacher

August 5, 2015 In any given week, our travel plans include at least one funeral to attend. One day we sat in the Presbyterian church in Conrad, the pastor asked us to pray with him. more »»

A ‘thank you’ from the Honor Guard

August 2, 2015 The Combined VFW/Ameridcan Legion Honor Guard says “thank you” to everyone in Marshalltown and the surrounding communities who donated to our bus repair fund. The transmission has been replaced. more »»

Do right by Iowa’s kids

August 2, 2015 Gov. Terry Branstad, with a stroke of his veto pen wrecked the 2015 Iowa Legislature's hard-fought bipartisan compromise on education funding. more »»

Senior center says thank you

July 30, 2015 THANK YOU MARSHALLTOWN! The Marshalltown Senior Citizens Center would like to thank everyone who joined u for chicken and noodles. more »»

Betrayed by the Boy Scouts

July 30, 2015 First of all, I consider myself a moral conservative. I was brought up in a Christian home, and given many opportunities. My parents were working middle class with Quaker backgrounds. more »»

Rethink livestock operations

July 30, 2015 When I moved here in 1973, Iowa had one of the best education systems in the country, a better-than-average statewide newspaper, and meat cutting was a respected trade that earned a living wag. more »»

Plan offers flexibility for environmental sustainability

July 22, 2015 As brothers growing up in Marshall County, it has always been our dream to farm here. more »»

Americana at its best

July 21, 2015 There is a hidden jewel in our community that you may or may not know about. It is the Marshalltown Municipal Band. The band is comprised of 40, plus or minus, musicians of all ages. more »»

Sharing security in the information age

July 21, 2015 For 8 cents of every dollar they pay in wages, companies like Uber could upgrade their workers’ safety net. I have a love-hate relationship with ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. more »»



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